Loner to loiter

Singer songwriter Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) is a contributing artist to a new Manchester exhibition that celebrates the art of walking.

Loitering With Intent: The Art and Politics of Walking runs from July 23rd – October 14th at People’s History Museum. The exhibition celebrates 10 years of the LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) – a Manchester based collective of artists, activists and urban wanderers interested in psychogeography, public space and the hidden stories of the city.

Quiet Loner will have a piece in the exhibition as well as collaborating with LRM artist Morag Rose on two musical walks around the cities of Manchester and Salford.

All these places (despised and chased away)
Quiet loner’s contribution to the gallery exhibition is a song that reflects on the North’s industrial past and implores the listener to remember the neglected and abandoned objects, buildings and places associated with the Industrial Revolution. The recording has been produced for the exhibition by Quiet loner in collaboration with Craig Edmondson (Stickboy). The song will be exhibited on a cassette player alongside a framed artwork that incorporates lyrics from the song.

From July 23rd onwards a free download of this song will be available via quietloner.com

loiterWe Shall Overcome on the Streets Part One 
Sunday 11th September 2-4pm
A musical tour with Quiet Loner exploring radical history, the blurring of public private space, community action and much more. This walk was first performed as part of We Shall Overcome weekend 2015. WSO is pro community and anti-austerity, a raised fist and a helping hand. Together we will be wandering the boundary between public and private space, exploring radical histories, DIY culture, and public/private space. Free but please bring a donation for a local organisation (tinned or non perishable food, socks or sanitary items) – more details of what is needed will be sent to participants nearer the time.

Book tickets here: wsostreets1.eventbrite.co.uk

We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part Two
Saturday 8th October noon-2pm
This all new tour has been created for We Shall Overcome 2016 and is a collaboration between The LRM and Quiet Loner. Together we will be wandering the boundary between public and private space, exploring radical histories, DIY culture, and public/private space. We will uncover the power structures and architecture of fear that works to keep us off the streets and share stories of resistance, solidarity and creative mischief. Expect a few ghost stories, dark humour and passionate ranting too. This is a rallying cry to know your streets and be proud of your community.

Book free tickets here (please bring a donation for a local foodbank, details tbc) wsostreets2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Loitering With Intent runs from July to October and as well as the exhibition space there will be archive material, short films, music and a programme of talks, walks, games and tools to take away to start your own explorations. From cake maps to CCTV bingo and DIY maps, from strolls across oceans to travels around toilets and the fight for the right to roam, the LRM demonstrate how the pedestrian becomes an artistic and political act.

The full events programme is at www.thelrm.org/events